Holiday celebrations offer fun for families
Runners take off at the start of one of two Holiday Fun Runs hosted by FMWR during Holiday Celebrations held Dec. 6 and 7. For more fun holiday events or winter activities check

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The folks at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation were in high spirits during their annual holiday celebrations and fun runs Dec. 6 and 7. More than 400 people from around APG attended the festivities at the APG North and South recreation centers. Prior to the celebrations, approximately 60 attendees took part in the traditional fun runs around APG that were more about holiday spirit than competition.

Both events offered fun for the entire family such as holiday arts and crafts, face paintings, balloon sculpting, book readings, caricature paintings and pictures with Santa Claus.

Attendees were also given the chance to sing holiday songs on stage in front of Family and friends.

The evenings were kicked off with tree lighting ceremonies, one hosted by APG senior leader Maj. Gen. Nick Justice and APG Garrison Commander Col. Orlando Ortiz. The events featured gingerbread house contests in which winners were selected based on creativity and age groups. Although the two nights of holiday festivities may have come and gone, it doesn't mean the fun has to end this holiday season.

FMWR has tickets to a number of holiday-themed events for the entire Family at discounted rates.

Featured events include ski tickets to Roundtop and Liberty Mountain Resorts and Whitetail Resort in Virginia on sale now thru March 30, 2012. Ticket options include weekend passes for holiday and non-holiday weekends, night lifts, two-hour tubing and learn-to-ski weekend passes.

Tickets to ICE featuring Madagascar at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md. would make perfect stocking stuffers this holiday season. Weekday and weekend tickets are available for purchase. Visitors will meet their favorite DreamWorks characters as colorful, interactive ice sculptures.

For more information about purchasing discounted tickets to holiday events, call 410-278-4011. For a list of all tickets available for purchase, visit

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